Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis confirmed in a recent local news interview that her office is ready to proceed, and she will disclose the charging decisions for potential indictments by September 1 in her investigation into Donald Trump and his associates’ efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election result. She also expressed appreciation for the heightened security measures in place around the local courthouse ahead of the announcement.
“The work is accomplished,” Willis told CNN affiliate WXIA during a back-to-school event over the weekend. “We’ve been working for two and half years. We’re ready to go.”
In previous communications with local authorities and security personnel, Willis had indicated that she would make the charging announcements soon and has detailed a range of security measures that her team intends to implement, starting on Monday.
This renewed commitment to the specified timeframe comes in the wake of a judge scheduling an August 10 hearing regarding the Trump team’s endeavors to disqualify Willis, a Democrat, from the case.
The team sought to dismiss a substantial portion of the evidence she had gathered and to replace another judge in Fulton County presiding over the case.
During the interview, Willis also expressed praise for the actions of the Fulton County sheriff, who recently installed barricades around the county courthouse in anticipation of what the sheriff’s office referred to as “high profile legal proceedings.”
“I believe the sheriff’s precautionary measures are wise, as they ensure the safety of the courthouse. My primary concern is to avoid putting any courthouse employees or visitors in harm’s way,” said Willis.
She added that her forthcoming announcements might not be met with universal approval and expressed concern that unhappy individuals might respond in ways that could lead to harm.